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convention. >> david maraniss began researching and writing his tenth book "barack obama: the story" in 2009. he traveled around the world in the his research including trips to to kenya, indonesia, hawaii, kansas and chicago. booktv documented the kenya trip with the author. next, david maraniss sits down with booktv to discuss his book. we show you extensive video from his trips throughout the program. this portion of the program is about an hour and a half. >> author david maraniss has been researching and writing his tenth book, "barack obama: the story." for this project "the washington post" associate editor and pulitzer prize winner traveled across the world to kansas, indonesia, kenya, hawaii, new york and chicago. david maraniss spoke with relatives of president obama in kenya and discovered the president's african ancestral history. he toured the houses where young barack obama lived in indonesia and found the kansas family homes and sites where his mother's family began. and for the next few hours, david maraniss joins booktv to discuss his latest book "barack obama: the story." a
obama, and his challenger, mitt romney. that is the chinks of the second term on too many presidents. 27 of 19 presidents -- only seven of 19 presidents elected to a second term avoid having a troubled or failed second term. that would give the country about a 30% chance of obama and the nation experiencing an improved security of economic climate. after four years if obama is reelected. i do not suggest that the gamble should not be taken. simply, that history into playing with politics might give us pause. so what does history predicted about a second term for barack obama lacks were he reelected with so few presidents having success at that time in office. what are the challenges that face those who have trouble or failed second terms, and what about others to succeed? and ken barack obama overcome these challenges if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents that waded through the quagmires of second terms come and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in a second term does not imply that there were not failures, or significant stumbles. some
president obama first asked me to do this job we had a lot of work ahead of us. we were facing the greatest economic crisis in over a generation and our infrastructure was in desperate need of repair but president obama had a vision. a vision of an america built to last. over the last four years we have made unprecedented investments in our nation's transportation system. i have personally visited over 200 cities in america. meeting with local leaders and delivering on what they have told us they needed. we've put people to work on our roads, on our bridges, on our rails in communities big and small. i have visited every state and 15 countries. and i think as a result of the work that we've done that our team has done, with many of you in this room as partners, we have made it easier to ride a bike, hop on a train, or catch a bus. in fact i'm thrilled to tell you about our new streamlined approach for the new starts competitive grant program. in 2010 we made a commitment and a promise to change the way we rated and evaluated capital transit projects so that more good ideas could get into th
. >> several live events to tell you about today on our companion network, c-span3. president obama, first lady michelle obama, vice president biden and his wife, jill biden, will attend the national prayer service at washington national cathedral at 9:45 a.m. eastern. at 1:30 p.m. eastern the house ways and means committee holds a hearing on debt and deficit reduction. examining the history of the debt limit, how past congresses have dealt with the him and whether the constitution provides options to the executive branch when the debt limit is reached. the house is expected to vote wednesday on increasing the nation's current debt limit of nearly $16.5 trillion. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. [applause] >> next, a discussion about gun violence and gun control measures. chicago mayor rahm emanuel was joined by ohio representative stephen latourette at an event hosted by the university of chicago's institute of politics. former nbc nightly news anchor tom brokaw moderated the discussion. it's about an hour
question that everyone wants to know is how this president obama -- what has he done that's interesting? well, he has yet to really make a mark. he's done a couple of interesting things. shovel ready is really his. they totally spontaneous one is snowmaggedon. the whole city is shut down. he gives a public address and looks out and says this is snowmaggedon. the other one that is his as well, in 2011 he used the term sputnik moment. seeing that this country needed a challenge. an outside moment that would regenerate our interest research and development and education. it may have been too an younger generation. but most of the slogans had not really caught on. the first summer he's in washington, he said it is a strange concept, but in august, this is the time when washington becomes hard to get done. nobody knows what that means but it somehow applicable. does anyone have any questions? yes ma'am. >> i'm surprised you didn't mention the popular ones that we think of. were some presidents just that regular words? >> truman had some nice thihad . each one was kind of different. truman ha
the obama administration is trying take a step further. the clinton administration privatized it in the processing. animals are slaughtered and then they go through another step where they are cut up and processed and packaged. in the processing, privatized system and we have done a lot of work showing how dangerous it is. now the obama administration wants to increase the program, especially for poultry. more than 200 birds a minute of being sent in slaughtered. that is not a misstatement. 200 birds a minute. there is no way there can be any inspection and these are immigrant workers doing extremely dangerous work. people sense that sliced, all sorts of horrible injuries. because of all of the contamination from salmonella, i can't really eat chicken. dip the chicken into chemicals and not really originated with the clinton administration. >> i don't know how much time we have. are there any questions? >> what is the mandate of the usda? and what will it take to fix the >> is basically an agency that the secretary has appointed by the president. and these companies had so muc
, the latino vote very important in getting obama re-elected, and now, you know, the event that the republican party, it seems, that they really do need to change their thinking with latinos, and the issue important to us like immigration. i am very excited about, you know, the way the country is looking at latinos and to realize that, you know, we are an important part of the society. we need to work hard to create immigration reform to help those here to definitely move up, and to become an important power in politics and sectors of the society. very exciting times. >> host: speaking of the 2012 vote and latino vote, did you vote for president obama? are you a citizen today? >> guest: i am a citizen today, yes, aam. >> host: did you support president obama for re-elect? >> guest: i did, i did, i voted for him. >> host: can you tell us why? >> guest: i voted for him because, first of all, di not like the way romney spoke about latinos, about immigrants in general, about what he wanted to do with the immigrant population. i did north support that at all, and i do think that obama is doing thin
now the obama administration is trying to take a step further. the clinton administration privatized it in the processing, you know, meat -- animals are slaughtered, and then they're sent to another step where they're cut up and processed and packaged. so in the processing there's been this privatized system that we've done a lot of work showing how dangerous it is at food and water watch. now the obama administration wants to increase this program especially for poultry, and it would mean that more than 200 birds a minute are being sent, are being slaughtered in a plant. that's not a misstatement, 200 birds a minute. they whiz down the line, there's no way that there can be any inspection of these carcasses. and these are immigrant workers. it's extremely dangerous work. you can imagine people's hands get sliced, people -- all sorts of horrible injuries. and then because of all of the contamination from salmonella, i mean, really, i can't -- i can never eat another piece of chicken. they dip the chicken into chemicals, things like chlorine and trisodium phosphate, and that really or
president obama -- he has yet to really make a mark. he has had a couple of interesting once. shovel-ready is really his. it's hard to find that anywhere. in the first harp he said we have projects that are shovel-ready. snowmaggedon is his. that was a totally spontaneous and monster snowstorm that came through here. he leaves the white house and everything is shut down. he gets to the built in hotel to give an address and he looks out and he says this is snowmaggedon. the other one that is his too in 2011 he used the term sputnik moment. it came up up in his state of the union saying this country needed a challenge, an outside moment that would regenerate our interest in research and development and in education. the sputnik launch in 1957. it may been to a younger generation to defuse because sputnik is probably not as -- as it is to the older generation but i was pretty clever. most of his slogans were not really caught on. the first summer he was in wishing to and he said, and it's a strange construct but he said in august this is the time when the shinki and becomes more -- an
in in the macrofor president obama four years ago and with absolutely no idea what we are doing i can tell you that the folks regardless of who the chair is in the folks at gtf are there ready for you when you walk in the door and really gives a lot of logistical lift on this. is their job to make sure the presidents in print is put on some of these events. one of the ways we do that is in the parade along with all of these military elements there are 58 different groups, 58 different vehicles from all 50 states. they are everything from the virginia military institute across the river of virginia in southern virginia which is marched in another of not grow growth rates all the way through one of my favorites, a group from maine a group of unicyclers that will be joining us and called the gym dandies. and gym in this case. the president will stand and watch the entire thing and enjoy the parade along with thousands of folks who come down and are watching from along the parade route. one seconds the president goes inside and the official part of his day is done. and he gets ready for the nod ro
. he's expected to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence and new gun laws proposed by president obama. live coverage starting at 11:30 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> tonight on c-span we will show you inaugural speeches from the last 60 years starting at 8 p.m. eastern with president ronald reagan's address from 1981. though clinton in 1993, president dwight eisenhower in 1957. harry truman, 1949. 1969, richard nixon. then-president john f. kennedy in 1961. george h. w. bush in 1989. lyndon johnson from 1965. president jimmy carter in 1977. he will wrap up the night at 11 p.m. eastern president george w. bush, 2001. starting tonight at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> why did you write a book about your experience because it was an abortive period of history. i felt that the fdic's perspective should be brought to bear. have been some other accounts of the crisis i thought were not completely accurate. especially since what we did and what i did. so i thought it was important for historical record to present our perspective and also i think currently for people to understand that there were d
of power; obama in the white house, democrats in control of the senate, republicans of the house. but appearances can be deceiving and in this case are. the most important reality of the election is that the republican effort to oppose anything and everything proposed by obama almost like a parliamentary party was not rewarded. taking the debt ceiling hostage was not rewarded, calling the obama health care plan -- which was their own only a few years earlier -- socialism was not reward withed. rewarded. that means they have to begin to rethink themselves and, importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in opposition. so i think that was the important change that creates a new dynamic not that's going to solve our problems. there's going to be no sitting around the campfire in washington making nice to one another. but the possibility now exists for a real effort and a successful effort to deal with our most pressing problems. >> host: two familiar washington faces, thomas mann and norm ornstein. "it's even worse than it looks." this is booktv on c-span2
that. put the time obama talk explicitly about race. >> that a powerful moment is the first black president talks the least about race. it is the third and fourth and fifth rail. , part of what he tried to do was say let me say something that will bring people together then i won't have to bring it up again. the americans are so fatigued about race, resistant that to bring up that too often they will disqualify from the highest office in the land. but there are ways to address with differences that down to invoke race. but we don't have to have race specific programs to have race equality. but the irony is prepositioned the you would qualify yourself. of so that means he could negotiate this incredibly difficult scenario to stand for the racial possibilities but that would define disqualification. >> host: are white americans particularly oversensitive or to careful about the race card? >> guest: we are all sensitive. but i feel like the difference is often there is a way you can imagine what america in say get over race and move on. we don't have to wallow in what is so perniciou
that president obama adopted earlier this week. as you know, and as the mayor indicated, i worked closely with the vice president. a number of my fellow cabinet members and representatives of more than 200 groups of experts, advocacy organizations, policymakers and private citizens to help formulate this plan. from law enforcement leaders to firearms openers and enthusiasts -- owners and enthusiasts, technology experts and gun safety advocates, from retailers to mental health professionals, members of the clergy, victims of gun violence and members of the entertainment industry, the conversations we had were frank, they were wide-ranging, and they were inclusive. and the consensus that emerged was clear. president obama said, and i quote: if there is even one thing, one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we have an obligation to try. this obligation is what drove the administration to propose a range of legislative remedies along with 23 executive actions to end mass shootings and to prevent gun violence. on wednesday president obama
wants to know is how does our present president, president obama, what has he tone that's interesting? he's yet to really make a mark. he's not done -- he's done a couple interesting ones. shovel-ready is really his. it's hard to find that anywhere in the first t.a.r.p., he said we've got projects that are shovel ready. sonoma get done's his. ing he -- that was a totally spontaneous, this was in the 2011, the monster snowstorm that came through here, and he gets, he leaves the white house, and he gets to -- everything's shut down, the whole city's shut down. he gets to a hotel to give an address, and he looks out and says this is snowmageddon. the other one that's his, too, i think in 2011 he used the term sputnik moment. we came up -- in his state of the union special saying this country needed a challenge, an outside moment that would regenerate our interest in research and development and in education and stuff, as had the sputnik launch in the 1957. it may have been to a younger generation it may have been too diffuse, because sputnik is probably not as big a thing as it is to an
mean, imagine president barack obama not being in touch, not even a picture or proof of life for 35 days. it's an amazing, amazing scenario. and the quasiinauguration that we had last week on the 10th is kind of a surreal addition to that cat theory because chavez didn't even bother to call in. you know he would have been there if he could, or he would have at least sent a voicemail or or called into his favorite station. none of those things happened. so you've got that on one hand and the additional tension that there's no place for the opposition to go. they've gone to the supreme court. the supreme court -- we have a problem with labels in america. when we think of labels, we automatically assume that everything in that label is the way everything is across the world. sadly, in venezuela it's called the supreme court, so we think it's equal to our supreme court here with all its flaws, but if venezuela they were all appointed by chavez, so it's not exactly that they had a justice that was appointed by a liberal majority or by a conservative majority, they have a number of justic
? the capacity you know, we were wrong about obama. he is not really our guide. he is pro not the one to do very much to infringe on gun rights. well, they went back and said exactly the date -- the same things in 2012 that they said in 2008. i am afraid the nra is mostly interested in whipping up hysteria to raise money for itself and to perpetuate itself rather than to do anything particularly productive. >> soap responsible members of the nra, wonder if they will raise their hand and say wait a minute. >> i wouldn't hold my breath on that. >> how much do you think the nra is promoting the interest of gun manufacturers and gun sellers? >> i don't know where they get their funding. obviously they get some from the gun industry. you can make a sort of case that the sort of tactics they used are helpful to get sales. you have a big surge in debt sales after obama was reelected. there are some places where big stores ran and ammunition. >> i look back at 9294 and also for, the big mistake is not enough pressure -- to much focus on the nra and not enough focus on what the gun manufacturers are doin
and the government of mr. obama, that they can listen other voices on a very delicate subject to security. what are we doing, local governments facing challenges that sometimes go out of our hands and anyway we have to deal with them. there is no doubt that the main concern, for instance, in my city in northeast mexico is a border state with taxes. too often, cities have borders with the rio, texas that we also have my city on the southeast part of the state and it's a strategic location. my city the city of 670,000 people. it's a big city. the metropolitan area sharing the space which has two cities, our neighbors in another city, which is my city. there is no doubt that the main concern of the people in the border areas on the mexican side is the demand for safety and the demand for security. this demand is being heard louder and louder than the demands for employment and secret services, which is what we mayors do. when i was listening of course for job creation, economic development. but i mexico, it's becoming also one of the major necessities, which was than in the past, but is now. the f
book on the market called how the technology can fix the budget and establish obama's legacy. the co-authors are both fcc officials. reed hundt in the clinton administration, and blair levin spent time there as the national broadband plan. gentlemen, thanks for being here. mr. hundt. your book's subtitle. how can technology fix the budget and help us over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> guest: that is the subtitle and it's a bit of a mouthful. the fundamental idea here is if you spend time in silicon valley, spend time in detroit where the automobile industry is being rebuilt. you spend time outside the beltway you see that america has the potential to generate abundance for its own citizens and for the world. you spend time only inside the beltway it looks like a zero sum game, looks like lose/lose and who is going to lose the most is the gist of the negotiations. so what we tried to say in the book, what are the lessons of the technology sector, that comes from the optimism in the technology sector and how they can give us ideas we can pass into law here in washington, dc. >> host: you talk about tw
the first years of the obama administration. anne-marie slaughter wrote that she argued the nationstates should see the degree of sovereignty to what she calls transnational networks. vertically, nations should cede sovereign authority of supranational institutions such as the international criminal court. they be something about the nation. supranational institution. fodor maintains such transparent networks, can perform many of the functions of a world government, legislation, administration and adjudication thereby creating a global rule of law. she was the person in policy plan to keep entertained first two years of the obama administration. also richard haas is currently president of the council on foreign relations and was a special assistant to george h.w. bush during the administration of george w. bush served as director of policy and planning and richard haas said it's time to rethink sovereignty. he argues sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but needs to become weaker. states should want to weaken sovereignty in order to protect themselves. those are some of th
. monday featuring books on president obama and martin luther king jr. >> now an update on preparations for president obama's inauguration on monday. representatives of the inaugural committees, the u.s. capitol police and the military spoke with reporters at the national press club for a little less than an hour. >> okay, thank you. thank you very much. thank you to the press club or for hosting us today. just to warn you, this is going to be a little bit of a dance as we try to run through this chronologically. as you can imagine, there's a lot of different players that are involved in the events that will be taking place over the next few days. my name is brent colburn, that's b-r-e-n-t. i am the communications director or for the presidential inaugural committee. and we are involved in this weekend really doing a lot of the public events that fall outside the official swearing-in which matte can can -- matt can talk to. and, in fact, as i kind of think about this, it may make sense or for us to do this not chronologically and do this in sections. and, in fact, i think, matt, if you
by president obama to reduce gun violence. speaking for the u.s. conference of mayors, the vice president describe thinking behind the plant from which calls for expanded background checks, bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines come increased funding for local police said more research on gun violence. this is about an hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the vice president of the united states, joe biden and mayor michael nutter. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] pockmarked >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen, it is of course my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend, my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to prosperity and growth of american cities and he has engage directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our candlemaking this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to lo
. >> margareta, craig, thank you very much. [applause] >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this week in the 57th presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term, sunday the official swearing in ceremony at the white house live shortly before noon. monday the public inaugural ceremonies with the swearing in at noon eastern at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities including the capital budget and the afternoon prayed. live all the coverage begins at 7 a.m. eastern time on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. and throughout the day join the conversation by phone, on facebook and facebook.com/cspan, and on twitter, #inaug2013. >> coming up live this afternoon on c-span, a discussion on immigration, trade and safety along the u.s.-mexico border. that will start at 4:30 p.m. eastern. live on c-span. >> we have more now from this conference hosted by the national council for by the national council for science and the environment. a discussion looking at the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of japan. the earthquake triggered a tsunam
the times silence is not an option the obama administration has provided incentives for value-added indicators to promote teachers. proponents rightfully point* out they are a huge potential up geisha improvement that gives zero weight to any performance and the other hand they have large margins of error to deliver misleading results. they spent more than $100,000 on newspaper advertising campaign built around the headline this is no way to rate a teacher. others argue it has false position that will be abused by parents and public officials who do not understand their limitations of this kind of assessment. doug's digger warns data is inherently no easy. results are often based on a single test taken on a single day by a single group of students. all kinds of factors can lead to random fluctuations like the broken air conditioning unit. that correlation going year-to-year is only about zero point* 35. on the a hand a correlation of year-to-year performance with major league baseball players is also zero point* 35 as the of batting average for hitters. they are useful in is o
of responders. it was called the most urgent need and obama noted the six teams in all speeches. the head a joint task force haiti's said the morning after hundreds of thousands would be extracted. said training exemplified the death -- a vances. heat seeking devices and rescue dogs and microphones. new center and journalist made sure there would not miss a single survivor. a single survivor was is an earthquake in reverse. the tone took on a religious tinge. then york rescue squad pulled out to rebels. said governor schwarzenegger said "many of us revel to watch the california rescuers live on television performing miracles quote for the first team to reach heydey was dispatched from u.n. headquarters and pulled out an estonian bodyguard with minor injuries. at the supermarket we once bought $10 boxes of cereal mostly foreigners were inside when it fell. the general, head of military response "the hotel montana had six teams alone because of the number of people trapped. the places where ordinary haitians lived and worked for those who had cast the numbers had less attention. one hill ov
you think? >> i think somebody is an idiot. there was a big debate about this when obama was selected by the democrats. the idea is that we are beyond noticing or thinking about issues of race. i guess that's what that means. and obviously we aren't. i mean, there are too many things that happen. even the presence of obama and the white house himself and his family raises questions for some people so that while we may be on the way sunday to be post racial, i think it's fair to say that we are not now. >> to you have a relationship? >> no. >> justice for all. mary frances berry. her most recent book. professor at the university of pennsylvania. former chairwoman and u.s. commission on civil rights. here is a history of the u.s. commission on civil rights. mary frances berry on book tv on c-span2. >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. weeknights want to keep public policy events. every weekend though it is nonfiction authors and books on book tv. you can see past programs and get our schedules at our website. yo
on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged the obama administration would make sure that the future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house, to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regard boast inrestor programs programs progt financing. whenever there's major issue that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to help move our nation in the right direction. that is why i was certainly very heartened when president obama asked vice president biden to lead a specific task force to develop responses to the tragedy at not only sandy hook elementary school, but the daily tragedies we see all across america. the nation's mayors and vice president biden have stood together for many, many years in support of public safety. after all, it was then-senator joe biden who championed the crime bill, which established the cops program, and included the ban on
that president obama is heir to end the arguments that now filled in this last election of conservatives that those things have presented a legacy that the american policy should recheck. barman has given us an idea that american greatness can be reasserted. al regnery has given its principles of the american constitutional order a new called for a principled moderation. do any of those that to another bright line of the kind of whittaker chambers is able to draw for us and does keep american conservatism? >> well, i think you pose a very, very difficult problem. the bright line that chambers drew did not hold all that firmly even then. there were violent arguments about what constituted to patriotism for loyalty. nobody argued espionage is a good thing, bad the accusation was always made that all this death was an attempt to discredit liberalism and the new deal. we now have dinner on time, we've heard it said that since obama was and not face with the highest form of patriotism. i don't buy that. i don't buy it at all. and of course the democrats no longer say that. you know, i hardly
, the obama administration has provided financial incentives for states to provide value add educators for paying and promoting teachers. proopinion anyones point out they're a huge potential improvement over systems in which all teaches are paid in a system -- many experts warn these assessments have large margins of error and can deliver misleading results. the union representing the new york city teachers spent more than $100,000 on a up in advertising campaign, built around the headline, this is no way to rate a teacher. opponents argue the value added assessment creates a false impression used by parents and public officials who do not understand the limitations of of this. everybody is right up to a point. a man works extensively with value added data for teachers, warns that these are inharen day noisy. the results are based on a single test, taken on a single day, by a single group of students. all kinds of factors can lead to random fluctuations, anything from a particularly difficult broken student to a broken air conditioning unit clanking away in the classroom while testing
during the election was the time when obama had to come houston and talk explicitly about race. >> host: in philadelphia. >> guest: right here in philadelphia. one of the ironies -- so many ironies but one of the powerful ones is the first black president actually is a person who can talk least about race. for him it's a third rail for everyone, it's the third, fourth, and philadelphia rail for him. there's something about race he knows he can't discuss, and part of what he tried to do in that moment was to say, let me say something i think is going to bring people together that is forward thinking and hopefully i'll never have to bring it up again. in some ways it's paranoia. the idea is americans for fatigued about race. so resistant to thinking about racial inclusion, that to even bring up the idea of race too often, folks are going to disqualify you from the highest office in the land and you're not going to be a president for all americans. the positive is there are ways to address all kinds of differences that don't invoke race but brings everyone in. that's a nice model. we don't
, that the president also has to show that he's willing to make a good compromise. and i believe president obama has in fact done that. >> host: how so? >> guest: the president has said and reached out across the aisle on various things with regard to economic reform, tax reform, immigration reform. i think that there's little doubt the president would be willing to compromise if the other party is willing to meet him part of the way. the other party job is to see how much it came at for its side and giving the issues we've been through, such as the fiscal cliff, the fact is there's no way out of these issues without compromise. i do think we will see compromise on something like immigration reform because democrat fixes destiny and the republicans as well as democrats recognize that they have to show some support for immigration reform if they're not going to in the case of republicans, lose the hispanic population permanently to the republican party. so the president has already, i believe, shown willingness to compromise and all that data show that republicans are the party has moved further to t
, president obama and martin luther king jr. >>> this coming sunday president obama will officially be sworn into office in a privateer isny at the white house. live coverage will start at 10:30 eastern time along with your phone calls. and then monday it's the public inaugural ceremonies including the swearing-in at noon eastern, the inaugural luncheon and the afternoon parade along pennsylvania avenue. and throughout the day we will take your phone calls and comments on facebook and twitr. live coverage starts at 7 a.m. ian on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >>> last week the supreme court heard argument on the issue of whether police officers can force suspected drunk drivers to give a blood sample without first obtaining a warrant. the case, missouri v. mcfoley, pits -- mcneely is in the 4 amendment's ban against unreasonable searches and seizure. >> we'll hear argument first this morning in case number 11125, missouri v. mcneely. mr. coaster? >> thank you, mr. chief justice, and may it please the court: in the course of a drunk driving investigation quickly securing blood alcohol e
and protestant and jewish and all together. [children chanting] [applause] >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear. >> this weekend presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term. the official swearing-in ceremony at the right house shortly before noon eastern. it begins with a look back at the president's inaugural address in 2009. other inaugural festivities including the capital luncheon in the parade will start at and be covered on monday on c-span. join the conversation on facebook and facebook.com/c-span and on twitter. >> next, scientific and government health officials discussed the economic impact of drought. researchers say that climate change will affect the magnitude and severity of future droughts. this is one hour. >> we now have had two very international events, one international and domestic. we are now going to move to a time that moves somewhat more slow, the issue of drought. we had a situation where we begin about one fifth of the situation of drought. by september, three fifths of the united states was in a situation of drought. from crops failed. estimat
to wait four more years for president obama second term, for him to act. women brought their issues to the president. we want of immigration reform and other governments are bringing their issues to our president. martin took his issue -- >> guest: who is stopping them? >> host: why is at? >> guest: it's one thing to say president obama is not responding. but what are we doing to put the issue to it so that we have to respond to? and to me, we are not using that leverage. everyone knows that it's the black vote -- >> host: 93%. >> guest: the latino vote that was decisive in the last election, women. each of these groups who played a role in electing him. that is why in my view when i came here for the inauguration i said in the day before the non-duration i gave a speech to the more house alums that came and i said the important day is not tomorrow. we celebrate that. the important days the day after tomorrow. what are we going to do them? and for a lot of people they went home. >> host: that's true and celebrated. it is a milestone. i never thought in my lifetime i would see a blac
and hear barack obama is talking about why you not ask. rush's statement dominus entering a nonhistorical conversation when he said the founding fathers believe x. barack obama believes why becomes a state. so at a very fundamental level, the discourse imus on me to can't draw that distinction between the founders believed in those founders believed for some founders believed because that historically incoherent unanimity is fundamental to the way. >> host: is there any hope of propagandists to have a meaningful, construct a conversation about the founding fathers? >> guest: i think that's at odds with what most propagandists are trying to do. >> host: let me ask about the founding fathers apart from an author says that about them. was this a special group of people? maybe they've been treated on by the people you talk about in your book. this is a group of special people now and 2012? >> guest: i think these remarkable people who care deeply about their country and deeply about ideas. they were all so a flawed, very often hypocritical, very often controversial group of people, but in the
were told to wait four more years for president obama's second term. women brought their issues to the president, the comprehensive immigration reform and the governments are bringing their issues to the president. we are not bringing our issues. martin luther king's issue. >> guest: who is stopping us? it's one thing to say president obama is not responding but what are we doing to put the issue so that we have to respond? to me we are not using that leverage. everyone knows that it's the black vote. the latino vote but it was decisive in the last election. when, each of these groups that played a role, that's why in my view when i came here for the inauguration i said the day before the inauguration i give a speech and i said the important day is not tomorrow. we celebrate that. the important days the day after tomorrow. what are we going to do then and for a lot of people they went home and celebrated. >> host: it is a milestone. i never thought i would see a black president. so it is to be we've talked a great deal about the movement and very little about you but i think we
to to show it's dwhra georgia laura. -- [laughter] obama jocks about having a funny name. it was actually a pretty good name to rhyme. unfortunely i used up the rhymes with bin laden, slap your momma. i get worried when they start talking about presidential candidates. i did similar book to this in 2008 called deciding the next decider. along -- we shouldn't be afraid of the word open epic. a poem interrupted by other poems. it's the same sort of book it has prose in it. we call it a for prose. gingrich aware that her husband cheated on and loved two seriously ill lies desperately tries to make light of a bad cough. [laughter] newt things it sounds like ben-gay fever. last time we had good candidates not only for rhyme but just in general. john edwards, i wrote a poem called "yes i know he's a mill worker's son but there's hollywood in that hair." or sarah palin, of course, for whom i wrote her version of the barbara stray sand classic "on a clear day i see --." [laughter] and this time when they -- and in 2008 when they started talking about candidates, it seems impossible to believe now
," after which president obama will be as mored the oath of office. this will be done like it was four years ago and is done traditionally by supreme court justice john roberts, and there'll actually be two bibles used in this time. the first is the lincoln bible. this was used by the president four years ago, the same bible that was used by president lincoln when he was sworn in in 1861, and that will be on top of the king family bible which has been graciously provided for this ceremony by the king family. excuse me. kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee." we're very excited that richard blanco will be joining us. he is the youngest-ever inaugural poet, the first lgbt inaugural poet and the first latino inaugural poet. reverend louis leon of st. johns church here in lafayette park will also be overseeing the traditional service that kicks off the president's day on monday, will be offering the benediction, and the ceremony will end with beyonce singing the national anthem. a quick thing on the bibles. obviously, these are very, very historic bibles, and these are ver
obama will be administered the oath of office. this will be done for years ago and his son traditionally by supreme court justice john roberts and there will be to god who sees this time. first is the the lincoln bible used by the president four years ago for initial screen and the same bible used by president lincoln when he was sworn in the first time in 1861 and that will be on top of the king family bible graciously provided for the ceremony by the king family. sees me. kelley clarkson will then see my country to sedate before poet public reacher blinker reads a poem written specifically for this occasion. we are very excited he will be joining us. he's the youngest ever and not drool appellate, and the first latino to not hero poet. barbara lewis liana st. john's church here in mafia part will be overseen the traditional st. john's service to kickstart the the presidents' day on monday offered the benediction in the ceremony will end with beyond anything in the nationally and done. one quick thing on the bibles. these are very, very historic rivals and symbolic typos as we head into
about u.s. foreign policy, but not the relation first of all i'm not sure whether the obama administration will see the human rights and democracy component of the foreign policy towards the region in the middle east and maybe in africa and asia the component is pretty clear. for latin america i don't see the strategy. now, you have mentioned several times the reason why, one of the reasons why the secretary explained he has no role in venezuela or the countries in north america or the crisis like this is because, you know, he's just a servant and an employee of an organization that nothing happened. do you expect during the new obama term a different approach? we understand everything we do from here to washington could be , could backfire but in the context from the collective commitments to preserve the freedom of speech, fundamental principles of the separation of powers support, given the situation in venezuela, are you expecting something different for these new for years in the administration? >> he just articulated a question that i couldn't quite articulate that is
for service, has the obama administration done a lot to lower the cost of health care going forward so we don't need to do much more? what do you think is in practical terms what needs to be done on health care if you poll people they say we all want to cut medicare celerity want to go dealing with that piece of the puzzle? >> that reminds me when i was in graduate school i went to study foreign policy and was right around the time they balanced the budget and i thought my gosh what am i going to do? so i realized the long-term problems were still there and i had to make a choice whether social security or health care and it was easy, social security is easy supply jumped into becoming a social security expert because health care is so hard. they're really is no other issue at the core of all of this. we don't know the answers and the best thing that we can do right now is putting in place as many different attempts to control health care costs and evaluating what works so we don't with a fork or not we've seen the costs coming down, and that could be in anticipation that could be temporary a
and monday c-span is your front row seat to the inaugural actives. president obama is officially sworn in on sunday in a private ceremony at the white house. our live coverage starts at 10:30 a.m. eastern with your calls and comments. monday, watch the public inaugural ceremonies including the swearing-in at noon and other festivities including the afternoon parade. throughout the day your phone calls and comments on facebook and twit wither. the second inauguration of president barack obama on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> why did you write a book about your experience? >> it was an important period of history. i felt that the fdic's perspective should be brought to bear. there had been some other accounts of the crisis that i thought were not completely accurate, especially in terms of what we did and i did. so i thought it was important to present our perspective. and also i think currently for people to understand that there were different policy choices, different policy options, disagreements, and that if we want to prevent this crisis, another crisis from happening aga
days of booktv this weekend, monday, featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr.. >> last week booktv attended the key west literary seminar in florida. today from noon to 3:00 eastern we bring several of their talks and panels from the event. paul hendrickson, robert richardson, jeff gawker, and many more present and discuss their books. next, cynthia helms, widow of richard helms, recounts her life. she drug in england and served in world war ii, calls for introduction to the world of secret intelligence via her husband, the internal politics of the cia and the couple's time spent in tehran as richard helms served as american ambassador prior to the iranian revolution. this is about an hour. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. very kind of you, nice event you allowed us to have here. i am most grateful to you and i thank you for coming. cynthia is quite right. five years -- if you knew richard helms you didn't dare argue what was in the cards with him. what we were going to tehran i finally said to him can you cope the box? he said wha
authors and books on the inauguration. president obama and martin luther king jr. >> have been trying to find a new lens, a new way of studying presidential character. about 12 years ago i wrote a book on the first lady's. the body of knowledge on lincoln pretty much everything that could be written probably has been. the greatest historian says been years poring through the letters and the evidence to produce this book on lincoln of this book and the hundreds of books on washington. so my problem is, why not look at the person that new them the best, the first lady because historians have largely ignored the role of the first lady as the largely ignored the mistresses and shipping the man. tend to be older man, educated in a certain way. most historians, as i always say, were not educated in matters of the heart. studying the first lady, the first thing thomas jefferson did after spending 17 days cooped up in of lost outside a philadelphia writing the declaration of independence, the first thing he did is he went shopping for market, his wife. he mr. she was pregnant. she had had a m
issues. martin took his issue -- >> guest: who is stopping us? it's one thing to say president obama is not responding. about what are we doing to put the issue so that he has to respond. if you're not using that leverage everyone knows is the black vote, the latino vote that is decisive in the last election when men come each of these groups that played a role in our e electing him, that's why in my view when i came here for the inauguration i said the day before the inauguration i gave a speech and i said the important day is not tomorrow. we celebrate now. the important days the day after tomorrow. what are we going to do then? for a lot of people they went home in a celebrated. >> host: it is a milestone. i never thought i would see a black president. we talked very little about you but i think we are getting to know you hearing your comments. you edited dr. king's papers. there are people is in boston university where you went to school and other papers. how are the papers you edited different? what did you find? >> guest: the peepers i'm editing, the papers at boston, the peepe
a obama which will baldy york city we were all familiar with the air and carrying a briefcase. so these two bombs came down and the conventional explosives one of. miraculously not hurting anybody puts within the bounds of the. that means that the plutonium which is about the deadliest substance that we could imagine all came out. the black clouds. miraculously -- normally the wind blows off the sea. for some strange reason that day the wind was blowing off the land. most of the plutonium was blown out into the mediterranean, not the debt that was necessarily such a great thing either, but it was better than it landing on these poor people. but some of the plutonium was spread all around. some of the people left. they may have gone through a chamber with their wash them down with anti radiations tough. they went into the chamber leaving they're close behind compositions, everything. just their bodies cannot the other side of the chandler. and for many, many years, at least 25 that i know of the people were given urinalysis to see if they had been infected by the radiation. what th
the simplicity of president obama as a symbol of massive racial progress is often overstated so it makes the argument are complicated when people say our work is finished as america and the great racial project of equal opportunities, it really isn't. having a black president is a shortcut to avoiding difficult conversations and work we still do as a
is wondering what is going to happen. what advice would you give to mccain or obama of the should do once they are elective or should they wait until they are inaugurated to say what they are going to do? >> the question is if i could repeat, another excellent question. the parallel between lincoln and fdr not doing anything in the four months that they faced the real crisis as compared to the crisis the next president will inevitably face and whether he should be involved. i will say quickly as daniel weinberg knows one of the inspirations for the book was jonathan alter's book on clinton's roosevelt first 100 days with strong sections on the president-elect and i still remember vividly which is the good thing about the book remember building reza on march 2nd or 3rd. you've got to do something about the crisis and signed a document. we have to be together to ensure the country to read we may keep them in the white house. lincoln did the same thing. he wouldn't declare any policy about facing down secession about every aspect that is compromised. he secretly discussed with the republican
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